Form Minnesota Nurse charged in Canadian Student’s Suicide

We’ve written about the William Melchert-Dinkel case before, but now he’s actually been charged.

U.S. authorities have charged a former nurse from Minnesota with attempting to talk Carleton University student Nadia Kajouji into killing herself.

Kajouji, 18, who was from Brampton, Ont., threw herself into Ottawa’s Rideau River in March 2008 after struggling with escalating mental health problems in the months leading up to her death.

St. Paul police said Friday they have charged William Melchert-Dinkel, 47, with one count of aiding suicide in the case involving Kajouji, and also laid another charge in a case involving a man from the U.K. who took his own life. If convicted of both counts, Melchert-Dinkel faces up to 30 years in prison.

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